I have been teaching for over 20 years in K to 2 classrooms. I specialize in early primary and ESL classrooms.
My teaching style has evolved over the years. I strongly believe in demonstrating and supporting respect for all people in the class. That said, I also believe in structure and firm boundaries. I believe that children work best in an environment where they have a lot of choice to do hands-on activities. Children need plenty of opportunity to walk around and to talk when learning. I also strongly believe that children learn to read when they read every day, especially struggling readers.
I have three university degrees. A B.A. in English Language where I studied the history and development of the English Tongue, not the literature developed from it. I also have a B. Ed and a Masters of Education. I specialized in Primary education and curriculum development. I also have 10 years of classical piano training from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Geography, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Engineering, Phonics